The Poisonwood Bible

Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN : 0571246214
Pages : 623 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (571 users)

Download or read book The Poisonwood Bible written by Barbara Kingsolver and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 623 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Breathtaking.' Sunday Times 'Exquisite.' The Times 'Beautiful.' Independent 'Powerful.' New York Times An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world. This story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil. What readers are saying 'This remains one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.' 'I felt every emotion under the sky with this book.' 'Riveting.' 'This novel left a lasting - YEARS LASTING - impression.' 'This is one of those booksthat stands the test of time and is worth rereading.' 'Five epic, no-wonder-this-book-is-so-well-loved stars!'

CliffsNotes on Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0544183339
Pages : 52 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

Download or read book CliffsNotes on Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible written by Kris Fulkerson and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2010-02-04 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, you explore life in 20th-century Congo as you follow the ordeal of missionary Nathan Price and his family, who are woefully unprepared to deal with life in such a drastically different culture and climate. Nathan is inflexible in his approach to both the Congolese and his family, and his wife and daughters are overwhelmed by their changed circumstances. The story of this family's struggle against the backdrop of the Congolese independence movement makes The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver's most powerful novel yet. This study guide carefully walks you through every step of the Price family's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Barbara Kingsolver. Other features that help you study include An overview of the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A glossary of important terms and phrases from the novel Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible

Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410336433
Pages : 15 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (41 users)

Download or read book A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2015-03-13 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Seeds of Change

Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
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ISBN : 1572337354
Pages : 308 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (572 users)

Download or read book Seeds of Change written by Priscilla Leder and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Barbara Kingsolver's books have sold millions of copies. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work is studied in courses ranging from English-as-a-second-language classes to seminars in doctoral programs. Yet, until now, there has been relatively little scholarly analysis of her writings. Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver, edited by Priscilla V. Leder, is the first collection of essays examining the full range of Kingsolver's literary output. The articles in this new volume provide analysis, context, and commentary on all of Kingsolver's novels, her poetry, her two essay collections, and her full-length nonfiction memoir, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Professor Leder begins Seeds of Change with a brief critical biography that traces Kingsolver's development as a writer. Leder also includes an overview of the scholarship on Kingsolver's oeuvre. Organized by subject matter, the 14 essays in the book are divided into three sections tha deal with recurrent themes in Kingsolver's compositions: identity, social justice, and ecology. The pieces in this ground-breaking volume draw upon contemporary critical approaches—ecocritical, postcolonial, feminist, and disability studies—to extend established lines of inquiry into Kingsolver's writing and to take them in new directions. By comparing Kingsolver with earlier writers such as Joseph Conrad and Henry David Thoreau, the contributors place her canon in literary context and locate her in cultural contexts by revealing how she re-works traditional narratives such as the Western myth. They also address the more controversial aspects of her writings, examining her political advocacy and her relationship to her reader, in addition to exploring her vision of a more just and harmonious world. Fully indexed with a comprehensive works-cited section, Seeds of Change gives scholars and students important insight and analysis which will deepen and broaden their understanding and experience of Barbara Kingsolver's work. Priscilla V. Leder has published articles in Mississippi Quarterly, ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment), Amerikastudien/American Studies, and Southern Studies. She is professor of English at Texas State University—San Marcos.

Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible

Publisher : Continuum
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ISBN : 9780826452344
Pages : 92 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

Download or read book Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible written by Linda Wagner-Martin and published by Continuum. This book was released on 2001-09-01 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure:a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.

Theories and Texts

Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
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ISBN : 3825808092
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (825 users)

Download or read book Theories and Texts written by Walter Hölbling and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2007 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Theories and Texts, a guide written by students for students, explores the critical ideas of twelve of the most influential philosophers of the last 150 years - Marx, Freud, Bakhtin, Lacan, Derrida, Barthes, Foucault, Bhaba, as well as a variety of feminist critics (Kristeva & the French feminists, black feminists, and theological feminists), New Historicists, and Postcolonialists. Carefully "digested" and then set out in lucid and easily accessible language, these essays explain major ideas of each critical approach and exemplify them through practical application to one or more literary texts. At a time when "theory" is on everybody's lips and yet is often more of a deterrent than an attraction for students of literature and culture, these essays show how theories can enrich our understanding of literature, facilitate our analysis of a particular text, elucidate the multiple layers of meaning, and thus significantly enhance the juissance in our acts of reading.

Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9780820479231
Pages : 154 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (479 users)

Download or read book Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver written by Paul Lee Thomas and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2005 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces the work of American author Barbara Kingsolver and gives suggestions for incorporating it into a reading and writing curriculum.

The Poisonwood Bible

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ISBN : 9780739412565
Pages : 948 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (412 users)

Download or read book The Poisonwood Bible written by Barbara Kingsolver and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 948 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven.

The Extension of Life

Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN : 9780838639894
Pages : 178 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (639 users)

Download or read book The Extension of Life written by R. A. York and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies ten American novels from the later twentieth century in the light of theories of narration and of the recent debate on the nature of fiction. After an introduction to the theoretical background, it analyzes works by Malamud, Bellow, Capote, Barth, Doctorow, Morrison, Oates, Ford, Smiley, and Kingsolver, emphasizing the complementary tendencies in American fiction to documentation of historical conditions and to the free play of the creative writer, to factual record and to self-conscious fabulation. It argues that the tension between these two tendencies expresses an acute concern with the limitations of modern life, with the writer's drive to constitute a realm of freedom, and with the challenges of reconciling the two.

The Poisonwood Bible - Multiple Critical Perspectives

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ISBN : 9781935468653
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (468 users)

Download or read book The Poisonwood Bible - Multiple Critical Perspectives written by Barbara Kingsolver and published by . This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Probe the depth and richness of your favorite titles and usher your students into an understanding of what really made us want to teach literature in the first place. Each guide offers clear and concise explanations of three different critical perspectives.

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438109105
Pages : 785 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature written by Mary Ellen Snodgrass and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 785 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundred

Poisonwood Bible

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ISBN : 9781417618767
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (618 users)

Download or read book Poisonwood Bible written by Barbara Kingsolver and published by . This book was released on 2003-02-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The family of a fierce evangelical Baptist missionary begins to unravel after they embark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives transformed over the course of three decades.

English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317920058
Pages : 193 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks and Rubrics written by Amy Benjamin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-20 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides step-by-step procedures, student hand-outs, and samples of student work.

Divergences Et Convergences

Publisher : Presses Univ. du Mirail
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ISBN : 9782858169016
Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (169 users)

Download or read book Divergences Et Convergences written by and published by Presses Univ. du Mirail. This book was released on 2007 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438116942
Pages : 412 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction written by Geoff Hamilton and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

Novel History

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 0684857669
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (684 users)

Download or read book Novel History written by Mark C. Carnes and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004-03-05 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays by twenty top historians on important works of historical fiction includes responses by the novelists themselves and considers how accurately events are reflected in each piece and the relationship between depicted and actual history. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Transparencies

Publisher : Church House Publishing
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ISBN : 9780715155509
Pages : 62 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (155 users)

Download or read book Transparencies written by Mission Theological Advisory Group and published by Church House Publishing. This book was released on 2002 with total page 62 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book of prayers and reflections includes extracts from books, poems, pictures and pieces of music which, like transparencies, or photographic negatives ready for development, have colours and images waiting to be discovered.